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April 2021 - Ideas for EVERY Day

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 Welcome leaders! We’re officially into spring now, never mind that we just dug our way out of our biggest snowfall yet. How are you feeling about spring? Are you ready for it? Are you looking for some fresh ideas to liven up learning? If so, we have a few sprouting for you. Here’s a link to our April Idea for Every Day calendar  (or use the embedded version below). Bookmark it, print it, pin it where you plan. Then, when you need a fresh idea, give it a glance. Hopefully you’ll find something there for you. Or, glance through it and jot down a few ideas on these blank calendars we’ve cleared off for you ( Bible verses or inspirational quotes ). Or, fill it with your own great ideas. Below, we’ll go into detail about our five favorite activities for the month of April ( or skip there now ). But, if you’d like more ideas about other days to celebrate, here are links to our April 2020 “Idea for Every Day” blogs. Week One April Fool’s Day (4.1.2021) World Autism Awareness

Wisdom from Ants - Communication is a Responsibility

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King Solomon left crumb trails for us to follow in Proverbs. Each Proverb is its own feast, full of wisdom to nurture our souls - if we allow it. Lately, I've been living as an ant: scouring to store away each crumb left behind in an effort to improve myself. Here, I invite you in on that journey; we're marching two-by-two afterall.  Related posts cover why Solomon chose an ant as a role model, an interpretation of an ant’s life , an invitation to accept that we are all sluggards , and an application piece inspired by Solomon’s words . If you’d like, and haven’t yet, consider checking them out. However, this post serves well as a stand alone if you’re ready to improve your communication skills with help from an ant. The most recent crumb I'm digesting is to: We all know communication is important to building relationships. How many times does a relationship struggle due to communication? But as an ant, relationships do not struggle from failures in communication. No, as a

The Secret Steps of Mashed Potatoes

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 If you've been around the Wolfe Stew for long, you know we love potatoes. We've even challenged you with ten potato facts  in this post. And, as a bonus, share with you a quick and easy way to enjoy this nutritionally controversial vegetable.  Today, we continue sharing our love of potatoes by letting you in on some secret steps we learned regarding the making of mashed potatoes. And, we'd love you to share your secrets, too - if you're willing that is. Just comment at the end of this post with your top mashed potato making secrets. Or, if you only want to share with us, shoot us an email: mr@wolfestew.com or mrs@wolfestew.com. Mashed potatoes: comforting, versatile, and creamy, yet deceivingly simple to make. I say this from experience. As a new teacher and newly wed, my first mashed potatoes recipe resided on the back of an Idahoan potato pouch . (View Idahoan products , if you'd like) They are consistently good, quick to make, come in many varieties, and condu

ABC Nature Walk: V is for Vultures

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ABC Nature Walk: N is for Nettle

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The Wisdom of Ants - As Penned by Solomon

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Sluggards! You’re back! Clearly, you’ve embraced the idea that you are, indeed, a sluggard and you’re back to obtain morsels of wisdom from the ant. If you so desire, (and haven’t already) consider checking out reasons I think King Solomon chose the ant as a source of wisdom and my interpretation of what life might be like as an ant . In this post, l delve into the wisdom King Solomon directly pens in Proverbs. The wisdom of King Solomon regarding the ant states: Three morsels of provision I’m storing from this portion of scripture follow, presented first is the human application followed by an “Ant Mode” challenge. 1. N o one tells the ant what to do, yet it still acts. Human Application Imagine how your life would be different if every time you saw something that needed doing you just did it. Imagine how your household would change if your family got on board. What about your place of employment? Your neighborhood? Ant Mode Challenge Choose one thing that you’ve been meanin

ABC Nature Walk: U is for Urchin

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